WNYC/NYC NPR Affiliate
Fred Mogul
July 14,2020

There are about 700,000 visits annually to health centers in schools in New York—for routine checkups, dental care, behavioral counseling and vaccinations.

Sarah Murphy, from the School-Based Health Alliance, said vaccine-preventable diseases like the measles don’t stop for pandemics, but many kids have fallen behind on their routine vaccinations during the lockdown. “The last thing we need is to add measles on top of a pandemic.”